Dave Granlund has been an editorial cartoonist, published in daily newspapers since 1977. Syndicated in 1978 with NEA-United Media, his work has appeared in over 700 newspapers; including the New York Times, Chicago Tribune, Christian Science Monitor, GateHouse Media, the Cape Cod Times, Newsday and magazines such as Newsweek, and also shown nationally on FoxNews.com, MSNBC.com, HBO, PBS, NPR, CNN and NBC’s Today Show. Born in Ware, Massachusetts, Granlund began drawing cartoons in grade school and at the age of 16, he was published on the editorial pages of local weekly newspapers. While attending college he drew editorial cartoons for the Greenfield Recorder. Granlund’s 8-year enlistment in the US Air Force included assignments with SAC HQ and with Headquarters Command where his duties included work as head illustrator for the Presidential Inaugural Subcommittee and provided briefing charts for the White House and support for Air Force One. As part of NATO in Operation Looking Glass with the Airborne Command Post, he was awarded the Joint Service Commendation Medal. Granlund’s newspaper honors include awards from: UPI, New England Press Association, International Association of Business Communicators, Bronze Quill Award IABC; Associated Press, Massachusetts Press Association and New England Press Award. His work has been nominated numerous times for the Pulitzer Prize. In constant demand as a guest speaker, Granlund mixes history, current events and humor while sketching cartoons and caricatures before school and civic groups. Dave and his wife Shirley have two grown children. His pastimes and interests include history, wood carving, antique tractors and Swedish language studies.